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asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

raboof wrote:
I don't know if I will like fisheye but I am willing to give it a try. The 15mm rectilinear is a bit hard to work under the sun. A 16mm f3.5 (K) non-ai is coming my way. I cannot find a conversion kit for it so looks like I will have to make the mod myself. I don't like to mess with the original ring though. The lens is expensive and it would be nice to have the option to go back to the original ring. I'll have to make a choice...



Chuong, I have never tried it, but this can be an option to you:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170358603875?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Kevin, ouch, that Noct is quite expensive ;-)

Scott, nice haws (?). I would love to get some of your sun or snow (or both combined) over here after a long period of rain combined with a monotone all-gray sky...

Jeff, congrats! Santa seems to be a wise man;-) Your conversion look really good to me. "SUP" is hard to get right in color and B&W in my opinion. It's all a matter of personal preferences and taste (that's why all my B&W's are so grainy and gritty). Love the panned Pelicans!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9300
Country: United States

Pretty neat building! at least you know now it wasn't you going crazy, just the building

kwoodard wrote:
Thanks for the comments on my recent building shot. I wasn't quite happy with it, I first thought the lens was having issues (if you follow the front point of the building, it isn't perfectly straight). I found out today that the reason it is a little wavey is because of heat expansion of the metals. In winter, the air is cold on one side (keeping the shaded side around 40 degrees F) and the sun heats the opposite side to about 80+. Makes it warp a little. In the summer, its perfectly straight. To date, I think its the most complex shot I have taken.

For those that may have missed it... Oh, the building is affectionately known as "the Boat"


Thanks Scott, I wonder if they'll truck it over to the river, or just let it melt in place, and if so, how long it will take for it to completely melt

mp356 wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Some shots from downtown after I returned that book The last one, I immediately thought of several people here who would have missed the last line....

RATS, forgot to change the lens data, all shot with the 85 f/1.4




Nice series Laura. Quite a pile of white stuff!
Scott



Love it Scott. Only problem with these red berries is that the robins come find them, eat them and then later decorate the cars

mp356 wrote:
Sunny day here so I went out to see what the snow has not covered. Taken with 105 2.5 wide open. Thanks for looking.
Scott




raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

David Antilley wrote:
raboof wrote:
I don't know if I will like fisheye but I am willing to give it a try. The 15mm rectilinear is a bit hard to work under the sun. A 16mm f3.5 (K) non-ai is coming my way. I cannot find a conversion kit for it so looks like I will have to make the mod myself. I don't like to mess with the original ring though. The lens is expensive and it would be nice to have the option to go back to the original ring. I'll have to make a choice...



I have an extra orginial ring that you can have if you need it.

David


Wow. Thank you, David. It's great to know. I will take it out and make the mod tomorrow.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
raboof wrote:
I don't know if I will like fisheye but I am willing to give it a try. The 15mm rectilinear is a bit hard to work under the sun. A 16mm f3.5 (K) non-ai is coming my way. I cannot find a conversion kit for it so looks like I will have to make the mod myself. I don't like to mess with the original ring though. The lens is expensive and it would be nice to have the option to go back to the original ring. I'll have to make a choice...



Chuong, I have never tried it, but this can be an option to you:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170358603875?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Jose, thanks for the link. I saw that but I think the DIY should be ok for my use. Fingers crossed.



jcslone
Registered: May 18, 2011
Total Posts: 478
Country: United States

Hey everyone! Been gone from here for a long time (deployment to Afghanistan). Finally got home and settled down and shot a few of the kids with my 55/3.5 Micro on my D3000...

Gotta get my Upload/Sell membership renewed soon, pardon the links please...

Adonai
Joseph



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

Thanks Scott and Georg. I'm fond of the pelicans shot because it was such a happy accident. I was set up on a tripod for a slow shutter speed, deep DOF landscape photo when the pelicans came barreling down the estuary. Everything in my setup was wrong, but it turned out ok. It was one those "better lucky than good" moments.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

jcslone wrote:
Hey everyone! Been gone from here for a long time (deployment to Afghanistan). Finally got home and settled down and shot a few of the kids with my 55/3.5 Micro on my D3000...

Gotta get my Upload/Sell membership renewed soon, pardon the links please...

Adonai
Joseph


Hey gang, Josh's links were down so he asked me to post them.

Great shots Josh! Welcome home and thanks for your service.




jcslone
Registered: May 18, 2011
Total Posts: 478
Country: United States

thanks Jeff!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8398
Country: United States

jcslone wrote:
Hey everyone! Been gone from here for a long time (deployment to Afghanistan). Finally got home and settled down and shot a few of the kids with my 55/3.5 Micro on my D3000...

Gotta get my Upload/Sell membership renewed soon, pardon the links please...

Adonai
Joseph


Welcome back and thanks for your service!

You've got a lot of catching up to do on the thread.

- John



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

This is just a side view, looking into the delivery of one of the presses. I was trying to get the motion of the grippers, but at 18,000 sheets per hour, they aren't going to be much more than a blur anyway!

Tony


Printing Abstract by T&J Photography, on Flickr



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
jcslone wrote:
Hey everyone! Been gone from here for a long time (deployment to Afghanistan). Finally got home and settled down and shot a few of the kids with my 55/3.5 Micro on my D3000...

Gotta get my Upload/Sell membership renewed soon, pardon the links please...

Adonai
Joseph


Welcome back and thanks for your service!

You've got a lot of catching up to do on the thread.

- John

+1! Thank you for your service!

Tony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

Thanks all for the comments!

Leighton - I really liked your street sunset. I like the fact that you aren't centered on the street so you can see the storefronts.
Scott - Great color on the berries.
Jeff - I like the washed out look on the surfer.
Laura - All I saw on your sign was Free Naked Ladies! Cool shot with the snow.

Tony



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

georgms wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Some shots from downtown after I returned that book The last one, I immediately thought of several people here who would have missed the last line....



Very nice set, Laura! Sorry, can't read the last line - everything below "Perfection has its price" is just too small for my eyes



Very amusing shot Laura. Love the small pile of snow as well, I hope your car isn't under it. I like the dog's expression in the second of the dog shots too.

Georg - the lines underneath read
"Always Enjoy Responsibly
(c) 2007 Import Brands Alliance
Importers of bottled beer & [something] [something] liquors" (and then followed by an address I think)

Rafael - amazing setup on the D800 and a great shot with it, what detail that camera and lens gives! The shot works really well with the rain behind the house giving it quite an atmosphere.

Monty - amazing shots of the dogs playing. Rocky looks quite the psycho, glad it's just friendly.

Americo - lovely bokeh with the 85mm. i like how you captured the lights through the mask's eyes in the second photo especially.

Tony - I like your series from your workplace. Giving monty's Webex shots a serious bit of competition.

Ben / Chin - Love your respective PCE panoramas. Ben, I hope that you and your family are not affected by the horrible bushfires there.

josh - great family portraits, and glad you are safely back from your service. I like the expression / pose of your daughter with the open hand and painted nails. lovely rendering by the lens too.

Kind regards,
Mark.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Sorry, missed one. Jeff - I like your B&W set, not so keen on the surfer, I think it would look better in colour as it's too washed out to work in B&W in my opinion (although I see that Tony disagrees with me, taste is subjective of course) but the pelican shot is really eye catching and well done plus the first one - the sunset(?) really makes me look twice.



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

jcslone wrote:
Hey everyone! Been gone from here for a long time (deployment to Afghanistan). Finally got home and settled down and shot a few of the kids with my 55/3.5 Micro on my D3000...

Gotta get my Upload/Sell membership renewed soon, pardon the links please...

Adonai
Joseph


Welcome back Josh! Good to see you posting again. And nice pictures of your kids... BTW Adonai is a very special name for me.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
It's a lovely photo Kevin, I'm hooked on symmetry


+1 me too!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Scott - Love the berry shot. This is one noxious weed we have way too many of around here!

Josh - Welcome home, and welcome back to the thread, love the shots of your kids! I also love the fact that you did them using the D3000.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
Santa was kind enough to drop a copy of silver efex pro2 down the chimney and I've been working on learning this Lightroom plug-in. Here are a few test images. Any comments or suggestions for improvement from the b&w conversion pros on the forum would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Jeff



Jeff, beautiful B&W's, especially the Pelicans. I've used SEP a little, and the thing I like best about it is the structure slider. It sort of adds clarity without changing any tones. There's some great tutorials on-line that can help as well.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5045
Country: Sweden

Thanks everyone !!
Great shot Tony och Jeff
leighton : A really nice steetshot a few pages back .. very good!



Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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